Hey guys! First time poster! I've been reading threads and posts here lately and decided to sign up and join in on the fun! Now I've had my 15" Macbook Pro 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo since 2006 and it's been working ok. I say ok because it crashes a lot, overheats (180+ degrees F!!!) whenever I'm just web browsing and on Pages while writing my essays. I can't use more than 2 or 3 programs without it crashing and cooking my fingers. Sometimes, when I have a deadline due, I have to write for longer hours and my hands get numb from the heat. Other things about it is that I've already replaced the left fan and wireless card to "802.1 n" myself. Since it's coming up on being 5 years old, I really feel like I need a new one to not only keep up with technology but so I won't have to worry about it crashing due to overheating. MBP's are notorious for being hot but I really don't like the heat factor on mine. And people I've talked to about it always get shocked to hear 180 F! People have told me to invest in a good cooling fan and maybe I should but I honestly think rig does not keep up anymore and I can't carry a fan with me to school. I work on Photoshop, edit movies and make songs as my hobbies. Right now, I'm interested in going for Engineering for college and am looking to replace this. I really feel like I cannot use this as my main computer anymore. Once I replace it, I will use it some sort of media center with my HDTV. If you have any other suggestions on what I should do with my older MBP, I'm all ears. So basically, my main question's are: Should I wait for the refresh by mid 2011 or just go for a refurbished Macbook Pro now? And would investing in the i5 be a better option? I plan to use it for another 4 years. I don't necessarily NEED it now, but I really WANT one and honestly, anything after 2006 is a huge upgrade to what I have now. I'm leaning more towards the 13 inch because of money. But I am open to your opinions about the 15 inch instead. Also, the refurbished ones out right now are really tempting. Thanks!